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Allow Me To Introduce: Audrey Assad!

kristi : May 14, 2010 3:45 pm : Kristi Leigh, music

KRISTI LEIGH – 27 year old Phoenix based artist Audrey Assad just signed to Sparrow Records. Bloggers say she has one of the most interestingly unique voices.  She has already written songs for and sung on projects with the likes of Brandon Heath, Jars of Clay, Chris Tomlin and Jonny Diaz…to name a few.  Her “For Love Of You” EP released digitally on iTunes last week and the title track single is getting fantastic support!  The full length project (“The House You’re Building”) is set to release on July 13th.  

Charlie from Jars of Clay had some very nice things to say about Audrey.  Check out CCM’s write up with input from Charlie and others here: http://www.ccmmagazine.com/news/headlines/11631557/

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ and Audrey Assad Supporter


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Jars Of Clay FLOOD(ED)

kristi : May 13, 2010 1:01 pm : Kristi Leigh, music


One of my all-time favorite CCM bands, Jars of Clay, is on another water-themed mission.  I’ve heard them share many times about getting drinking water to places where it doesn’t exist through Blood Water Mission.  But this time, it’s quite the opposite. They’re raising money for flood relief for their own hometown of Nashville.  Check out their letter to fans, video and the 5 versions of their hit song “Flood” on the cleverly titled “Flood(ed)” relief project at their website.  http://www.jarsofclay.com/ Let me know which version is your favorite in the comments section below!

Jars Of Clay, FLOOD(ED): A Benefit

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ and Jars Of Clay Fan


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Probably The Best New Undiscovered Worship Song Right Now

kristi : May 12, 2010 3:45 pm : Kristi Leigh, music

KRISTI LEIGH – Whenever somebody says something might be “the next big worship song for the church,” I get excited!  After all, “How Great Is Our God”, “Awesome God” and “Revelation Song” all started out somewhere!  So, when I saw the Worship Together Blog say “Ben Cantelon’s “Saviour Of The World” is going to be a huge song for the church” and that it’s “probably the best new undiscovered worship song right now,” I had to check it out and share it with you!  Ben is a Canadian worship leader and songwriter on Survivor Records.  You can check out his myspace page to listen to his music, which is available on iTunes!  

Take and listen to the song and comment below to let me know what you think!  Does it stir your heart?  Would your church or youth group sing it?  And if you know of another worship song under the radar with great potential, let me know!

Here are the links:

To the song “Saviour Of The World”: http://tinyurl.com/2fstfpu

To Ben Cantelon’s Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/bencantelonworship

To the Worship Together Blog: http://blog.worshiptogether.com/worshiptogether/


Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ and Worship Leader


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Sovereign Grace Song Gets Animated!

kristi : May 7, 2010 5:53 pm : Kristi Leigh, music

KRISTI LEIGH – I was catching up on some blogs I subscribe to, when I came across this one from Bob Kauflin (GLAD member and Sovereign Grace worship leader.)  His blog is “Worship Matters.”  http://www.worshipmatters.com/

Bob writes about how he was watching a You Tube video of an animation to the Sovereign Grace song “Prodigal” from “Sons & Daughters”–and how capitivated and unexpectedly moved he was by it.  And of course I was interested–he was speaking my language: worship and cartoons!  Well, not really typical cartoons…it’s more artistic than that; but still, great combo!  However, as I read on, I realized even more personal connections.  The animation was done by Chris Powers, who recently graduated from Cedarville University, of which I am a proud alumnus!  Way to go, Mr. Powers!  The song alone is beautiful; full of restoration and redemption.  The video just takes it all to a new level!  This animation is really powerful!

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I Am Not Ashamed!

kristi : May 4, 2010 4:13 pm : Kristi Leigh

I saw this commercial on TV last night that invites you to be a part of the “I Am Not Ashamed” campaign for the first online video Bible, where you can post your favorite passage!  Pretty cool!  Check out http://iamnotashamed.org/ to get involved!

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This Blog is about John Mark McMillan’s Blog about Gungor

kristi : May 3, 2010 2:59 pm : Kristi Leigh, music

I just read the latest blog from John Mark McMillan (original writer of the big hit song “How He Loves”) about one of the most interesting bands in worship today.  I was thrilled that it was Gungor!  (Formerly called the Michael Gungor Band.)  I’ve been so into their latest project ever since it released, and to see that they’re getting some support is really nice.  In fact, support is putting it gently, they’re touring with John Mark McMillan!   

Here’s a video to introduce you to Gungor:

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And here’s where you can find John Mark McMillan’s blog: http://johnmarkmcmillan.blogspot.com/2010/05/one-of-most-interesting-bands-in.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ThePromenade+%28John+Mark%2FThe+Promenade%29

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Around The World With Reilly

kristi : April 30, 2010 2:56 pm : Kristi Leigh, music

I just wrapped up a live phone interview with John Reilly!  (It’s at the WJTL Casts page if you want to hear it!)  He’s the front man for violin rock band, Reilly.  He just got married to Bonnie and they, and everyone else in the band, have been traveling the globe.  But it won’t end any time soon.  They have lots of shows coming up all over the place.  Be sure to check out their schedule and see when you can get to a Reilly concert  to see those dueling violins!  Check out http://www.reillytheband.com/  And enjoy all the artwork!  I had no idea (until today) that band member Matthew was responsible for  all of it!

Reilly has new music on the way June 8th!  Get details on the release concert on June 11th and pre-order at their website!

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Brooke Fraser’s New Release!

kristi : April 30, 2010 11:28 am : Kristi Leigh, music

Today I was planning for next Sunday’s Praise & Worship Show, where the music is themed around worship leaders from all over the globe, and I saw something that caught my eye at Brooke Fraser’s website.  It’s a new release!  It’s called “What To Do With Daylight (Abridged).”  It’s a re-release of her 2003 project of the same name, with a revised track listing (edited by Brooke herself!) and new album artwork, exclusive to this release.  It’s cool!  And yes, there are limited numbers available. 




 Check out her website for more info: http://www.brookefraser.com/

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Don’t Forget About Charlie Hall!

kristi : April 29, 2010 4:01 pm : Kristi Leigh, music

It’s been a while since Charlie Hall put anything out.  In fact, I’ve been waiting since 2008, when he released “The Bright Sadness.”  Today I stumbled upon a Charlie Hall song in my iPod that I had completely forgotten about, ‘Thrill.”  The lyrics are so good! (“You make deserts glad, You give the voiceless songs, You sing to barren lands, You make the weak one strong.”)  Charlie really has a way with joyful lyric writing.  I’m not talking about happy lyrics, encouraging lyrics or even optimistic lyrics.  I’m talking about real joy; filled with redemption, restoration, gratitude and praise.  And if you need to be happier, be encouraged or be optimistic, his songs are a tool that will help get you there in worship!


And by the way, his tweets (at his website and on Twitter, of course) are HILARIOUS!

Here’s a video where one of the guys from Charlie’s band will help you learn how to play “Thrill!”

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How Jimmy Needham Got His Start

kristi : April 27, 2010 2:53 pm : Kristi Leigh

Jimmy Needham called today!  He was doing a whole day of radio interviews to talk up his new CD “Nightlights”, which releases on May 18th.  I was thrilled for my first Jimmy Needham interview!  Did you know he got his start at a Talent Show?  It’s true!  Click below to hear him tell his story!


So let that be just one more encouragement to you to enter WJTL’s Talent Challenge!  There’s still time to get your entry in!  Get the details here!  https://wjtl.com/pages/wjtl-talent-challenge-2010-info/ 

By the way, the whole interview is up at the WJTL Casts page!  https://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/

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